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Side note on that system you suggest for 1998: In 2002, neither Canada nor Russia would have made the final round.
Considering the only games Canada and Russia won in the round robin were against Germany (0-3) and Belarus (0-3) respectively, that's not necessarily a crime.

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They also comprehensively beat the USA scoring 4 goals along the way, so their success was not all down to D.
The US outshot them 39-19

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Just look at 88: had Finland not drawn against Sweden in the 1st round, they would have won gold despite a worse record than the USSR.
Had they lost that game to Sweden, they would have been playing for 7th place. So 2 goals could be the difference between Gold and 7th.

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